- [verb] remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"
- [verb] be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
Synonyms: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, lurk, mill about, mill around
- [verb] leave slowly and hesitantly
- [verb] take one's time; proceed slowly
- [verb] move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"